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Archie Londry Oral History Video​​
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Archie Londry grew up in the Minnedosa Manitoba area. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 and took eduction updates in order to go on to training in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan as a air crew member. He graduated as a Flying Instructor and returned to the No. 12 Service Flying Training School in Brandon where he trained many pilots in advanced flying on Cessna Crane and Avro Anson aircraft. ​​ ​​

Archie Londry's Oral History Video can be seen at:   https://youtu.be/Svf6FfUnEbw


At the end of World War II, Archie returned to the farm north of Brandon Manitoba where he lived with his beloved wife Winona and raised a family. He became a prize-winning purebread cattle rancher 
and grower of foundation, registered and certified seed grain. He served as president of the Hereford Association, Simmental Association and Manitoba Cattle Breeder’s Association. Archive retired from farming in the early 2000s. 


Archie has been an active volunteer at the museum acting as president and past-president for many years. He was a founding member involved with many museum projects including acting as chair for the CATPM Foundation and the CATPM Memorial Project. The Memoeiral Wall Project was completed in 2014. It is a large structure across from Hangar No. 1 at the museum which lists the names of 18,000 plus men and women who died while in service to the Royal Canadian Air Force, as Canadians in service to the Royal Air Force, Britain’s Fleet Air Arm and in service to other Commonwealth air forces. Also included on the memorial are the names of the many from other country’s air forces killed while training in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

In his Oral History Video presentation, Archie brings a wealth of information about procedures and life as a student, and an instructor, in the British Commonwealth Ai r Training Plan. He provides many important footnotes to the bigger picture that we know as the RCAF in World War II.


The museum’s Kathy Sheppard skillfully guides the interview through a number of interesting topics